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VW Amarok claims top step in local bakkie power

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Volkswagen's most powerful production bakkie yet, the 190kW Amarok double-cab, is now in local showrooms and celebrating 10 years of local Amarok distribution . The Amarok range, launched in South Africa in 2010, has sold more than 37 000 units (single- and double-cab) and now has a choice of 2.0 BiTDI… Continue reading VW Amarok claims top step in local bakkie power

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Refreshed Rio: ‘Designed to outrun expectations’

Bolder exterior thanks to design updates Alloy wheel rims now standard across range 20cm colour touchscreen standard across the range JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Kia Motors SA has introduced a refreshed and revised Rio range with a focus on an enhanced shell and more standard spec features for 2021. The current Kia range was launched… Continue reading Refreshed Rio: ‘Designed to outrun expectations’

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AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?

Will join GR Supra in Toyota’s GR portfolioFirst turbocharged Toyota AWD in SASpiritual successor to the Celica GT-FOUR JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota's GR Yaris, expected in South Africa in early 2021, is said to have all the credentials for competition success given that it has a new 200kW/370Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine -… Continue reading AWD Toyota GR Yaris: Car of the Year for 2021?

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Meet ‘n Creta: Update for Hyundai’s mid-size wagon

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Hyundai has added a fresh model to its medium-sized sport utility vehicle range: five derivatives of a revised Creta in Premium and Executive guise powered by, variously, a 1.5-litre petrol engine and two turbos - 1.5 and 1.4-litre. Their power is transmitted variously through a manual transmission, a variable transmission, and… Continue reading Meet ‘n Creta: Update for Hyundai’s mid-size wagon

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2021 Triber: Another feather in Renault’s cap

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Renault's Triber multi-seat, cargo-adjustable, family SUV has been updated for 2021 after scoring 2500 sales in South Africa during these horrid, torrid, Covid times. The model was launched in February 2020 on the back of advertising that included low maintenance costs, a cabin capable of temporarily ditching some or all of… Continue reading 2021 Triber: Another feather in Renault’s cap

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Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

Fastest, most technically advanced, superbikes for SANo shifting, race components, and Italian build qualityZero to 100km/h 2.6sec, 240km/h, four riding modes CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Electronia SA, a distributor of electric vehicles, has signed an exclusive deal with Italian superbikemaker Energica to be the South Africa agent for Energica Electric Superbikes. These Superbikes are… Continue reading Energica: Going seriously electric on two wheels

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Hot-car touring: Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 does Iceland

_______________________________________________A round trip by car is a good way to experience the diversity of the island state's landscapes in the North Atlantic. The road network is thin and four-wheel drive is highly recommended for some excursions. The Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 proved its talent as a robust all-rounder on a tour to discover and… Continue reading Hot-car touring: Mini Cooper S Countryman ALL4 does Iceland

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VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

UITENHAGE, South Africa - Volkswagen Group SA is celebrating (Nov 2020) achieving a production total of four million vehicles since the plant opened way back in 1948 when the premises still belonged to South African Motor Assemblers and Distributors (SAMAD).The first VW assembled - August 1951 - was a Beetle. Since then VWSA has manufactured… Continue reading VWSA counts the years – and 4-million vehicles

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What’s missing from a battery buggy? ‘The noise, bro!’

Simulations give coming Fords unique experienceBest cabin experience 'critical' for future drivingSimulators answer to the big V8 burblePRETORIA, South Africa - The burble of a high-performance Ford V8 Mustang will capture attention as it drives but in the cabin normal conversation is possible. The Corner thinks it might also make your skin tremble..Anyway, behind this… Continue reading What’s missing from a battery buggy? ‘The noise, bro!’